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New truck toll in Latvia

July 15, 2014

Latvia has introduced a truck toll on its extensive 3,500 km motorway. The vignette toll, which came into effect on July 1 applies to domestic and foreign vehicles. The time-based charge has a tiered price structure: for trucks from 3.5 to 12 tonnes and for trucks over 12 tonnes permissible total weight.

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Protecting valuable wheels and tyres from theft

July 15, 2014
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For commercial vehicle fleet owners and operators, wheel and tyre theft is the one thing they can’t afford! Trucks and their component parts are increasingly being stolen for their value as scrap and recycled materials. UK authorities have warned the road haulage industry that almost any part of a truck from side panels and catalytic…

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Keltruck delivers the first Scania Golden Griffin

July 15, 2014
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Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, has delivered the first of Scania’s limited edition Golden Griffin trucks in the UK.  Scania hasrecently released the special edition V8 Golden Griffin tractor units to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the UK, with just 50 of these special edition vehicles being made.

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DfT needs to make Dartford decision – claims FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said today that “a decision needs to be made sooner rather than later” – in response to the announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin the DfT is to ‘appraise route options in detail’ at each of the proposed Lower Thames crossing solutions.

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Radlett approval good news for industry says FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association has said that the go-ahead for a rail freight terminal at Radlett, near St Albans is a welcome boost for rail freight and will help industry meet challenging rail freight growth targets.  The long-awaited decision by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to allow a Strategic Rail…

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Skillweb launches mobile app for parcel tracking and POD

July 10, 2014
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Mobile computing specialist Skillweb has launched an affordable proof of delivery solution that can be used on a range of rugged or consumer smartphones.SmartTask POD will provide small and medium sized delivery companies with an advanced and scalable item tracking system to support business growth, while large parcel operators and courier networks can use the app to quickly…

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Employ Scoops Silver Investors in People Award

July 10, 2014
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HGV driver recruitment company Employ Recruitment UK has recently been accredited with a Silver status award by Investors in People.

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Basildon Timber chooses Renault

July 3, 2014
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Family-run timber merchants, Basildon Timber Ltd, has taken delivery of a Range D10 low 4×2 210hp with aluminium flatbed body and manual gearbox. Supplied by Renault Trucks Essex, the bright yellow Range D replaces Basildon Timber’s previous 06 plate 7.5 tonne Renault Midlum and marks a move up to 10 tonnes to take advantage of…

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Actros voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year 2014’

July 3, 2014
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The Mercedes-Benz New Actros has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ at the prestigious Motor Transport Awards 2014. Announced to an audience of 1600 leading representatives from the transport sector, the Motor Transport Awards celebrate the achievements of the industry and recognise innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality.

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UK freight set to keep wheels turning during Tour de France

July 2, 2014

UK freight operators are preparing to keep the wheels of industry turning during the world’s biggest bike race – the Tour de France which is set to begin this weekend; The Grand Départ and three stages of the competition will take place across various roads in Britain; starting in Leeds the race will then head…

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SmartWitness picks up new orders at CV show

July 2, 2014
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SmartWitness is celebrating one of its most successful exhibitions after picking up new orders worth over £500,000 at the Commercial Vehicle show.

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Dynastat launches new truck brake lathe

July 2, 2014
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  Dynastat, the leading provider of on car brake disc lathes has launched a new truck lathe on its newly updated website www.dynastat.org.

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